Character Notes & Recommendations

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Summon Board Passive selections:

Numbers listed below refer to the 7 passives to select for each Ultimate Summon Board for the character. Top is 1, bottom is 7.
  • Diabolos choose 3 / 4 / 6

  • Odin choose 3 / 6 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 3 / 4 / 6

  • Usuals:

    • Ifrit, Shiva, Ramuh, Brothers 4 / 5 / 7

    • Leviathan, Pandemonium, Alexander 4 / 5 / 6

  • For more details and help with summons, check Summon Hub!

Sphere Recommendations

NOTE: The sphere letters below are hyperlinked to our Sphere Hub which lists all available spheres sorted by effect!
  • A Sphere - Focus on BRV DMG, Golbez is a mixed attacker who often hits for weakness damage.

  • E Sphere - He imperils every few turns from S2 or EX or LD, so any ATK sphere is fine for E, but Yuffie might not always be active depending on the situation.

How-To-Play Notes

  • Golbez should open the fight with Twin Meteor (EX) to max his Shadow Dragon stats, and to get his 4th framed buff. His EX recharges in 3 skill uses, but has a free skill after it’s used.

  • Your free skill is based on your needs. There isn’t a go-to choice, so follow the advice below.

  • Rising Wave (S1)is your single target BRV shave with splash. This has more hits against a single target than:

  • Glare Hand (S2) is your AoE BRV shaving skill, which is best against multiple enemies. This also drops the ever important Dark imperil.

  • Note that both of these skills are mixed in their typing, but this very rarely matters in the near future. Keep enemies imperiled, and you’ll be fine.

  • Use Black Fang (LD) to maintain his LD buff. You start the quest with it, so you can wait until your second EX and second free skill to use it, which will be the exact turn that it just fell off, for perfect timing. You’re fine to use it earlier, Golbez has excellent longevity.

  • Dark Enchant (AA) will give him 30% more BRV DMG up, since all of his skills are already Dark element, as well as a boost to his mBRV. There IS a consideration to use your free skill on your AA sometimes, especially if the fight is expected to end well under 90 turns.

  • Twin Moon (BT) provides his BT aura which heavily focuses on boosting BRV DMG (which Golbez needs due to the lack of BRV gains in his kit). It also prevents enemies from gaining or stealing brv without the need of a debuff making it handy for enemies who resist freeze.